Rick Santorum says Man Caused Climate Change is a Hoax


I just read this erroneous argument on Huff Post in support of the man-caused Global Warming theory.

Rick Santorum Is Wrong on Global Warming

Written by: Rev. Jim Ball, PhD
Posted: 02/24/2012 12:23 pm

I hate to say this, but the man currently leading in the polls to become the Republican candidate for President of the United States, former Senator Rick Santorum, is woefully misinformed when it comes to global warming, one of the top challenges facing our country and the world. His own fears of more government control of individual freedom have blinded him to the facts on global warming, leading him to call it a “hoax” during CNN’s Florida debate.

It appears to me that the man-caused Climate Change theory is grounded in man-caused pollution — in the form of  billions of exhales (CO2) per second, massive amounts of methane escaping from the opposite end and the same combination of those greenhouse gases contributed from the animal world.

If the cause for Global Climate Change is pollution then why not just say pollution caused Global Climate Change? Why are we hating on the people or man who caused the Climate Change and not on the pollution?

Anti-pollution was the cultural cause in the 1970’s and it has now been repackaged from a national to a global cause.  World-wide distribution of a cause will obviously make more money for those in power than the old and tired national cause of fighting air, water and ground. With the Global cause we not only will have those environmental elements to fight for but we now  have added the fight to protect the planet from climate pollution.

People need to believe in something and there’s nothing more fun to believe or invest your emotions in than a cultural cause. We humans have an innate need to belong to a group or herd no matter how large or small, wrong or right or based on fact or fiction. Our comfort zone expands when we join groups of like-minded people who echo our concerns or beliefs.

Those people and groups who rail against what they have no control over like the Earth’s elliptical orbit around the Sun, the changing of the seasons or the naturally occurring Global Climate Changes will be disappointed with the outcome of their collective efforts to stop nature in its tracks.

It’s both comical and sad at the same time that people will accept whatever is written or spoken as being true without doing any or very little research on the subject being presented as fact.

Inland sea about 100 million years ago.

Geologic evidence tells us that there have been five major, yes five, Ice Ages. And it also testifies to the fact that there was an inland sea covering the interior of the United States about 100 million years ago. Florida was also underwater during that time frame.

It doesn’t take much time for anyone to look up these facts on the internet but people are so starved for a connection to any cultural cause, political party, religion or ideology of any kind which will fit their belief system or one they can compromise their current their belief system for.

During the current 2012 Presidential Primary campaign former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman said, “America faces not only an economic deficit, but also a trust deficit…” He added that the citizens of the United States want to trust their government again. I disagree that is what American’s should ever want.

If we “trust” those in office or our government then we place ourselves and our country at the mercy of untrustworthy and self-serving scoundrels. It’s better not to trust them ever again so that we may supervise them better than we have in the past.

Think for yourselves. If you read or hear something that interests you don’t believe it on its face value, research it. Become a critical independent thinker and you will respect and like yourself more for the gift you have given and accepted.

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Practicing Independent Conservative and recovering Liberal celebrating 20 years of political sobriety.

4 thoughts on “Rick Santorum says Man Caused Climate Change is a Hoax

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  2. I am beginning to sound like my parents…..it seems to me that most people are extremely lazy and only “believe in” what the talking heads tell them. Any time it snows people use it as a way to point out how stupid the idea of global warming is. I try to use the moment to explain about ocean temperatures warming and changing weather patterns but get no where. They KNOW what they know….. unfortunately, not much.

    • Facts are stubborn things. While there is no refuting the fact that our planet’s weather/climate has and continues to change most of us don’t live long enough to see these changes firsthand;)

      I do have firsthand knowledge that something has change in my neck-of-the-woods. As a child I used to walk the desert floor and on occation I would look down at and about my feet. While I looked at those tiny tired feet I notice something out of place…sea shells.

      As they were not the usual place sea shells were found I asked myself, “What are sea shells doing on the desert floor?” But those shells weren’t just in one area I was walking in they were in every area I hiked and they were embedded in rocks too.

      Most of the places I hiked as a child were at one time under water million of years ago.

      Since I made a mental note of this I naturally challenged the premise that the rising ocean level were caused by man.

      I’ve no idea what percentage of the population expect and accept information as being true just because it comes from a “trusted” source.

      After a lifetime of bad or incomplete information I find myself challenging everything I read or hear.

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